This story is about how my marriage turned out to be an extraordinary and fulfilling journey sprinkled with pain, disappointments, and determination and triumph. I have set out, hopefully, a convincing scenario as to why knowing and understanding your mate is so significant to the success of your relationship.
Regardless of whether you are dating, courting, thinking of marriage or are married you will find the information in the text applicable to your situation. This book will help you understand why fighting for your relationship is preferred, rather than giving up. Don't spend another moment pondering your future! This is a must read and your relationship will never be the same.
Falling in love is easy. Staying in love-that's the challenge How can you keep your relationship fresh and growing amid the demands and conflicts and just plain boredom of everyday life?
In the #1 "New York Times" bestselling book "The 5 Love Languages," you'll discover the secret that has transformed millions of relationships worldwide. Whether your relationship is flourishing or failing, Dr. Gary Chapman's proven approach to showing and receiving love will help you experience deeper and richer levels of intimacy with your partner-starting today.
"If we learn to meet each other's deep emotional need to feel loved, and choose to do it, the love we share will be exciting beyond anything we've ever felt.""-Gary C ... more
In this revised edition of Shepherding a Child's Heart, Dr. Tedd Tripp not only draws on his thirty years of experience as a pastor, counselor, school administrator, and father, but he also shares insights gained in ten years of teaching this material in conferences worldwide, providing more valuable help for parents.
At one time or another, most kids will ask (or secretly wonder), Am I smart' But a better question is, In what "way" am I smart' Dr. Kathy Koch s down-to-earth and practical guide to the theory of multiple intelligences helps parents and teachers discern and develop their children s unique wiring.
"8 Great Smarts "will help you:
Identify how your child can best learn and study
Explore your child s characteristic spiritual struggles and his or her ways of connecting to God
Learn how you can awaken and nurture your child s weaker intelligences
Uncover how your behavior can paralyze your child s smarts, and what to do about it
Your marriage is more than a sacred covenant with another person. It is a spiritual discipline designed to help you know God better, trust him more fully, and love him more deeply. What if God's primary intent for your marriage isn't to make you happy . . . but holy?
Sacred Marriage doesn't just offer techniques to make a marriage happier. It does contain practical tools, but what married Christians most need is help in becoming holier husbands and wives. Sacred Marriage offers that help with insights from Scripture, church history, time tested wisdom from Christian classics, and examples from today's marriages.
Sacred Marriage reveals how marriage trains us to ... more
"Incredibly rich with wisdom and insight that will leave the reader, whether single or married, feeling uplifted."--"The Washington Times"
Based on the acclaimed sermon series by "New York Times" bestselling author Timothy Keller, this book shows everyone--Christians, skeptics, singles, longtime married couples, and those about to be engaged--the vision of what marriage should be according to the Bible.
Modern culture would have you believe that everyone has a soul mate; that romance is the most important part of a successful marriage; that your spouse is there to help you realize your potential; that marriage does not mean forever, but merely for now; and that starting over after a divorce is the best s ... more
With a down-to-earth, warm, and humorous style, one of America's top family psychologists sets forth a virtually stress-free, biblically based system of childrearing that encourages family growth in harmony with God's Word.
Imagine respectful, responsible, obedient children who entertain themselves without TV or video games, do their own homework, and have impeccable manners. A pie-in-the-sky fantasy? Not so, says bestselling author John Rosemond. Any parent can raise children who fit that description--happy, emotionally healthy children who honor their parents and their families with good behavior and do their best in school.
As America's most widely read parenting and family expert, Rosemond offers practical, Bib ... more
Marriage is great, but it's not forever. It's until death do us part. Then come eternal rewards or regrets depending on how we spent our lives. In his latest book, Francis Chan joins together with his wife Lisa to address the question many couples wonder at the altar: How do I have a healthy marriage?
Setting aside typical topics on marriage, Francis and Lisa dive into Scripture to understand what it means to have a relationship that satisfies the deepest parts of our souls. In the same way Crazy Love changed the way we saw our personal relationship with God, You and Me Forever: Marriage in Light of Eternity will radically shift the way we see one of the most important relationships in our life. ... more
What happens when a kingdom man marries a kingdom woman? "Kingdom Marriage: Connecting God's Purpose with Your Pleasure" helps couples grow together as a kingdom couple to fulfill God's design and purpose for their marriage. Through practical insights and powerful stories, Dr. Tony Evans inspires and instructs so couples will discover the hope, challenge, and guidance God's Word provides for their journey together."You can reflect the glory of God and the unity of the Trinity through your shared purpose, honor, and love as a true kingdom couple." --Tony Evans.
"Kingdom Marriage" shows couples that the key to influencing our society and world with lasting impact is found in solidifying biblical marriage in the way ... more
A Revolutionary Message: "I've been married 35 years and have not heard this taught."
A Simple Message: A wife has one driving need -- to feel loved. When that need is met, she is happy. A husband has one driving need -- to feel respected. When that need is met, he is happy.
When either of these needs isn't met, things get crazy. Love and Respect reveals why spouses react negatively to each other, and how they can deal with such conflict quickly,easily and biblically.
A Message That Works:
Based on over three decades of counseling, as well as scientific and biblical research, Dr. Emerson Eggerichs and his wife, Sarah, have already taken the Love and R ... more
This informative resource introduces a variety of learning styles that shape the way children interpret their world. Once parents and teachers understand these learning differences, they will be much more effective in helping students to grasp confusing concepts, stay interested in learning, and more fully use their strengths. These concepts are powerful tools for drawing out the best in a child.
You're in love, and it's the real thing. You have made a joyous decision together--a decision destined to change your lives forever: You're getting married! Now, as you plan your wedding celebration, it is time to lay the foundation for a lifetime of love and romance. Today you can begin the important, lifelong task of building a strong Christian marriage.
Created by FamilyLife, one of America's leading marriage and family ministries, Preparing for Marriage is a dynamic, comprehensive program designed to help you prepare for life together after the cake is cut and the guests head home. That is when the real adventure begins--the adventure of creating an intimate, lasting, and biblical marriage! more
Sexual images saturate today's culture--and children will learn about sex somewhere. But research shows that they want to learn from the parents they trust. Talking about sex doesn't have to be a fear-filled challenge. The "Focus on the Family(R) Guide to Talking with Your Kids about Sex "shows parents how to talk with confidence to their kids about sex and sexuality. This candid resource is full of the latest information, practical insights, and age-appropriate answers to the questions parents and children ask about sex. Focus on the Family's Physicians Resource Council, along with research from The Medical Institute for Sexual Health provides parents with the tools and empowering encouragement they need in order to ... more
"If we can be sure our children have strong faith in God and His Word, and the love of God in their hearts, then we can trust that they are set for eternity. Our prayers play a big part in helping them achieve that." - Stormie
Bestselling author Stormie Omartian's heart resonates for you as a mom who wants to lift up your children to the One who is a Father to all.
Gathered in this charming little book are prayers in pairs: One for you, Mom, and a corresponding one for your children. Each set covers a topic dear to your mother's heart--such as your children's relationship with the Lord, their growth in faith, their health, family, and friends, and so much more. Also included are Scripture verses and blank lines f ... more
You know you love your child. But how can you show it so they really "feel" loved?
The #1 "New York Times" bestselling "The 5 Love Languages(r)" has helped millions of couples learn the secret to building a love that lasts. Now discover how to speak your child s love language and make them feel loved in a way "they" understand. Dr. Gary Chapman and Dr. Ross Campbell help you:
Discover your child s love language
Understand the link between successful learning and the love languages
See how the love languages can help you discipline more effectively
Build a foundation of unconditional love for your child
To help you with the big topics of body development, Dannah Gresh, creator of the Secret Keeper Girl events, offers 8 Great Dates for Helping Your Daughter Know and Love Her Body. This easy-to-use resource for creative and focused activities with your 8- to 12-year-old girl promises to make the conversations easy and fun
At the same time, these 8 Great Dates will infuse your daughter with God's truth about her body to counteract our culture's lies about beauty, gender, and value. You'll tackle the following key issues: hair and body care getting your period healthy eating exercise and yes, sex (but you decide what and how to share)
An easy-to-use mom's planning guide and online resources such as audio conversat ... more
Spring, summer, winter, fall. Marriages are perpetually in a state of transition, continually moving from one season to another--perhaps not annually, as in nature, but just as certainly and consistently. Sometimes we find ourselves in winter--discouraged, detached, and dissatisfied; other times, we experience springtime with its openness, hope, and anticipation. On other occasions, we bask in the warmth of summer--comfortable, relaxed, enjoying life. And then comes fall with its uncertainty, negligence, and apprehension. The cycle repeats itself many times throughout the life of a marriage, just as the seasons repeat themselves in nature.The seasons of marriage come and go. Each one holds the potential for emotional hea ... more
Mark Batterson shares a perfect blend of biblical yet practical advice that will revolutionize your prayer life by giving you a new vocabulary and a new methodology. You'll see how prayer is your secret weapon. Through stories of parents just like you, Batterson shares five prayer circles that will not only help you pray for your kids, but also pray through your kids.
Batterson teaches about how to create prayer lists unique to your family, claim God-inspired promises for your children, turn your family circle into a prayer circle, and discover your child's life themes. And he not only tells you how, he illustrates why. As Batterson says, 'I realize that not everyone inherited a prayer legacy like I did, but you ... more
Stormie Omartian's bestselling The Power of a Praying series (more than 23 million copies sold) is rereleased with fresh new covers and new material to reach a still-growing market of readers eager to discover the power of prayer for their lives.
Stormie offers praying wives a selection of favorite prayers from her bestselling The Power of a Praying Wife. Small enough to keep in purse or pocket for quick conversations with God, lovely enough to give as a special gift to uplift and draw the hearts of friends and loved ones to the Lord in prayer, this little book will help you unlock the enormous power of prayer in your marriage.
Insightful, honest, and life-changing prayers from The Power of a Prayi ... more
Time after time, His Needs, Her Needs has topped the charts as the best marriage book available. More than any other, this book helps husbands and wives give each other what they need most in marriage.
The millions of couples who have read His Needs, Her Needs have learned to keep the romance alive, and they are recommending it to others. Join those who have seen spectacular changes in their marriages by following Dr. Harley's tried and proven counsel. You will discover that an outstanding marriage can be more than a dream--it can be your reality.
Millions have already discovered the power of this book. Isn't it time you did as ... more
Learn when to say yes and when to say no--to your spouse and to others--to make the most of your marriage.
Only when a husband and wife know and respect each other's needs, choices, and freedom can they give themselves freely and lovingly to one another. Boundaries are the "property lines that define and protect husbands and wives as individuals. Once they are in place, a good marriage can become better, and a less-than-satisfying one can even be saved.
Drs. Henry Cloud and John Townsend, counselors and authors of the award-winning best-seller Boundaries, show couples how to apply the 10 laws of boundaries that can make a real difference in relationships. They help husbands and wives understand t ... more
A practical guide to sex according to God's plan. In his characteristic style that combines humor, freshness, and warmth, author Kevin Leman addresses a wide spectrum of people about the quality of their love life and how to improve it!.
For married couples and those engaged to be married, Sheet Music is a practical guide to sex according to God's plan. In his characteristic style, Kevin Leman addresses a wide spectrum of people, from those with no sexual experiences to those with past sexual problems or even abuse. Using frank descriptions and black-and-white line drawings, this book has a warm and friendly tone that will help couples overcome awkwardness in discussing an issue important to all married couples.
Leader of Thriving Online Community Teaches Moms How to Pray for Boys Christian mothers desperately want to raise their sons to be men who love God, but they often feel under equipped. This easy-to-use book shows moms how to use the best and most empowering tool there is: prayer. At the heart of this unique resource are scores of Scripture-based prayer prompts for 21 areas in which boys struggle most, such as obedience, patience, gentleness, self-control, anger, and forgiveness. It also includes a guided 21-day prayer challenge for moms to pray with other moms and encourage each other, in person or online. With uplifting stories and winsome parenting wisdom, this book will help moms (and dads) raise godly young m ... more
What the award-winning Boundaries has done for adult relationships, Boundaries with Kids will do for you and your children
Here is the help you need for raising your kids to take responsibility for their actions, attitudes, and emotions. Drs. Henry Cloud and John Townsend take you through the ins and outs of instilling the kind of character in your children that will help them lead balanced, productive, and fulfilling adult lives.
Learn how to
set limits and still be a loving parent
bring control to an out-of-control family life
apply the ten laws of boundaries to parenting
define appropriate boundaries and consequences for your kids … and much more.
Keeping your love on. It's a hard thing to do. Sometimes it's the hardest thing to do. But if you want to build healthy relationships with God and others, learning to keep your love on is non negotiable. Adults and children alike thrive in healthy relationships where it is safe to love and be loved, to know and be known. Yet for many, relationships are anything but safe, loving, or intimate. They are defined by anxiety, manipulation, control, and conflict. The reason is that most people have never been trained to be powerful enough to keep their love on in the face of mistakes, pain, and fear.
Keep Your Love On reveals the higher, Jesus focused standard defined by mature love love that stays on no matter w ... more